>>Minnesota Republicans Support Biden Impeachment Inquiry
(Washington, DC) — The U-S House along strict party lines voted to pursue an impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden. Sixth District Minnesota Congressman Tom Emmer, said “voting in favor of an impeachment inquiry does not equal impeachment” and Republicans “will continue to follow the facts wherever they lead.” First District Congressman Brad Finstad says the move “gives Congress the tools we need to ask the tough questions that deserve to be answered for the American people whose trust has been broken by President Biden.” The president says, “Instead of doing their job on the urgent work that needs to be done, they are choosing to waste time on this baseless political stunt that even Republicans in Congress admit is not supported by facts.”
>>Saint Paul College Offering Cannabis Education Certificate Programs
(St. Paul, MN) — Saint Paul College is latest Minnesota school to offer cannabis education certificate programs. Students ages 18 and older can earn a certificate to become a specialist in cannabis cultivation, cannabis retail, and cannabis extraction and product development. The online courses are nine weeks and cost 750 dollars. California-based education company Green Flower is providing instruction and training. St. Paul College is the first community college in the state to offer these certificates. St. Cloud State University launched its online cannabis education programs this fall.
>>State Health Officials Investigate Sales of High Dose THC Products
(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Office of Medical Cannabis is warning consumers about high-dose T-H-C products possibly being sold to the public. The current legal T-H-C limit in Minnesota is five milligrams per serving, 50 milligrams total in an edibles package, and up to ten milligrams in a T-H-C drink. Office of Medical Cannabis spokesperson Chris Elvrum says, “We found products that have hundreds of milligrams of T-H-C per serving and thousands, like, 7,000 plus milligrams of T-H-C per package.” Elvrum says these products are manufactured in other states and although it’s legal to own or ingest these products, it’s illegal for retailers to sell within state guidelines.
>>Patrick Henry High School to Change Name from Founding Father
(Minneapolis, MN) — Patrick Henry High School in north Minneapolis is changing its name due to criticism in recent years of the “founding father.” Students and community members lobbied for the name change starting in 2018 after Henry was found to own slaves while he was alive. Minneapolis Public Schools contemplated 324 names in total, the winner being Camden High School. Camden is the North Side neighborhood where the school is located. The new name will be effective July 1st, 2024.
>>Dry, Warm Conditions Increase Wildfire Risk in Minnesota
(St. Paul, MN) — The D-N-R is asking Minnesotans to consider delaying any planned burning until wildfire conditions improve. Wildfire prevention specialist Karen Harrison says, ” it is unusual in December, but we have all this dry vegetation across the landscape and without that snow cover, it means there is a lot of fuel that can easily ignite and create a wildfire that can spread quickly.” Harrison says the lack of snow and unusually warm, dry conditions over the next week are likely to increase fire danger in much of Minnesota. The D-N-R says it is best to wait to burn until we have at least three inches of snow on the ground.
>>1 Dead in Isanti County ‘Targeted’ Shooting
(Cambridge, MN) — Authorities in Isanti County are investigating a deadly shooting Wednesday morning east of Princeton. Sheriff’s deputies and police were called to a home in Spencer Brook Township where they found a man dead. They say the preliminary investigation indicates that this was a targeted shooting. No one has been arrested. The medical examiner is expected to identify the victim.
>>Pedestrian Struck and Killed by 2 Vehicles in Coon Rapids
(Coon Rapids, MN) — A pedestrian is dead after being struck by two vehicles Wednesday night in Coon Rapids. Police say the woman was crossing the roadway when she was hit by a westbound vehicle and was then struck by a second vehicle traveling in the same direction. Emergency responders provided aid at the scene, but the woman died in the hospital. Officers say both drivers stopped and are cooperating with the investigation.
>>2 Pets Dead, Family Displaced After Iron Range Fire
(Great Scott Township, MN) — Two pets are dead and a family is displaced after a fire destroyed a home on the Iron Range. St. Louis County sheriff’s deputies found smoke coming from the roof. of a Great Scott Township home Wednesday afternoon. The homeowners were contacted and called home. No people were injured but two family pets, a cat and a rabbit died in the fire. The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental. The Red Cross is helping the family with temporary housing after the house was deemed a total loss.
>>Search for Missing Woman from Itasca County
(Grand Rapids, MN) — The Itasca County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing woman. Deputies say 45-year-old Eleanore “Ellie” Halverson was last seen in Northome on November 4th, traveling with Gene “Geno” Carter in a brown early 2000 model Toyota Camry with an unknown plate. Halverson is described as white, 5 foot 4 inches tall, weighs around 110 pounds and brown hair and hazel eyes. She has a pierced nose and ears, a butterfly tattoo between her shoulder blades, and a tattoo on her left arm saying, “Freedom is dirty.” Anyone with information is asked to call the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office.